JRS active since: 1985
At the end of 2017, there were 121,837 refugees, 40,365 pending asylum cases, and 97 stateless persons in the United Kingdom. The largest number of asylum applications came from nationals of Iran with 2,482, followed by Pakistan with 2,401, Iraq with 2,391, Sudan with 1,754, and finally Bangladesh 1,542.
Our work in the United Kingdom
JRS UK accompanies refugees and forced migrants, serving as companions and advocating their cause. JRS UK offers accompaniment and pastoral support to detained migrants held in immigration removal centres at Heathrow Airport. JRS UK offers practical and emotional support to destitute refugees and people seeking asylum through its weekly Day Centre, resilience boosting activities, and a hosting scheme for those struggling with homelessness.
JRS UK undertakes a range of advocacy work, rooted in the experience of those it accompanies and serves.